Go back to basics with this classically delicious Heritage Chocolate Cake recipe! With ingredients like HERSHEY'S Cocoa and buttermilk, you can bake the perfectly moist chocolate cake of your dreams. Bake this heritage chocolate cake for a chocolate lover's birthday celebration, to share during a special occasion or to take to that potluck that's right around the corner. For an added touch of even more Hershey sweetness, pair your Heritage Chocolate Cake recipe with our rich and creamy "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting — also made with HERSHEY'S Cocoa. Your dessert will be truly complete!
Make our "Chocolate Frosting" to complete the recipe as shown in the image.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "Chocolate Frosting".
To sour milk: Use 4-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.